Keys to Academic Success

key to success

Our Student Success Seminar team of faculty and student affairs professionals said these are a few Key Qualities of Successful Racers:

  • Attend all classes every day

  • Complete assignments

  • Develop proper study habits

  • Take ownership of their learning

  • Develop self-discipline

  • Teachable

  • Engaged

  • Prepared

  • Manage time wisely

  • Ask questions

  • Good reading skills

  • Organized

  • Good self-esteem

  • Have balance between school and recreation

  • Persistent

  • Attentive

  • Involved

  • Inquisitive

  • On-time

  • Believe in themselves

  • Believe they belong

  •  Listen well

  • Complete all readings

  • Place academics first for every class

  • Care about academic work

  • Display persona of diligence

  • Positive attitude

  • Read emails from faculty

  • Read syllabus

  • Study daily

  • Follow instructions

  • Take notes

  • Inform professors about anticipated absences

  • Ask for help

  • Manage daily life

  • Self-starter

  • Pay attention

  • Do not procrastinate

  • Get to know instructors

  • Follow through

  • Willing to try even when challenged

  • Willing to ask questions

  • Motivated

  • Rested

  • Well fed

  • Focused

  • Able to set boundaries

  • Become comfortable talking to faculty

  • Take initiative

  • Live on campus

  • Get involved in co-curricular events

  • Confirm their understanding

  • Self-assess

  • Have Vision

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